Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that is naturally present in all connective tissues of the human body and that is responsible for retaining moisture. HA is found in highest concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints, and in the skin. HA is in the glycosaminoglycan family along with chondroitin and glucosamine, and works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. HA is an important component of articular cartilage, where it is present as a coat around each cell (chondrocyte). When cartilage proteins bind to HA in the presence of a link protein, large, highly negatively charged aggregates form. These aggregates retain water and are responsible for the resilience of cartilage (its resistance to compression). In the skin, HA provides moisture that gives it luster and suppleness. On average, a 70 kg (154 lb) person has roughly 15 grams of HA in the body, one-third of which is turned over (degraded and synthesized) every day. As we age, levels of hyaluronic acid fall. Genetics, smoking, and magnesium and zinc deficiencies appear to accelerate this loss, but it happens to all of us to some degree. The result? Aching joints and sagging skin.
That’s why supplementing with hyaluronic acid can help promote healthy joints and skin.
- Contains 100 mg of non-animal source hyaluronic acid per vegetarian capsule
- Provides 25 mg of citrus bioflavonoids and 10 mg of ginger extract to support connective tissue health and mediate the inflammation response†.
- Appropriate molecular weight for utilization.
CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish. Suitable for vegans.
SUGGESTED USE: Take one or more capsules daily.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.